About Mercy College, Palakkad
Mercy College, Palakkad, is a women’s college, established in 1964. This is a Government-aided college, affiliated to the University of Calicut. The Institution is administered by the Jai Christo CMC, Educational Agency. The College has completed 50 years of imparting quality, value-based education to young women. The College stands for the upliftment and empowerment of women. The College offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses in art, commerce and science.
Location: Mercy College, Palakkad is located at Pallippuram, Palakkad, Kerala. The nearest railway junction to the College is Palakkad Junction, which is about 5 km away from the College and Palakkad Bus Terminal is 11 km away from the College. The Cochin International Airport is about 107 km from the College. Palakkad Junction is very well connected to the various cities of the country and all the major trains reach this platform.
Accreditation: Mercy College, Palakkad has been reaccredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council at ‘A’ grade.
Mercy College, Palakkad's Club and Committees:
Camera Club: The Camera Club promotes interest in photography as an art form, which is accessible to all. The club welcomes student members to enjoy photography at all experience levels, amateur and professional.
Nature Club: The Nature Club of Mercy College, Palakkad is committed to inspiring students to think differently about the environment and encourage them to be eco–friendly.
SHRISHTI : This is the Fine Arts Association initiative, which offers a stage for showcasing the creative potential of the student community. The association coordinates the conduct of various institution-level competitions in the literary and performing arts.
Media Centre: Music and Media Centre provides a professional audio education environment. This forum gives media education and media awareness to all.
Tourism Club: A Tourism Club is sponsored by the District Tourism Promotion Council of Palakkad. The club promotes domestic tourism and to make the young people aware of tourism as a means of sustainable development.
Cine Forum: Cine Forum of Mercy College is established to create among students an appreciation for good films from around the world. The forum organises the screening of famous movies, talks by eminent speakers associated with films, workshops on the art of film making, promos of new films, short-film contests, etc.
Campus Green: A Campus Green Project is undertaken by both Dept. of Chemistry and Dept. of Botany. This project is involved in the production of herbal pharmaceuticals from essential oils of medicinal plants and horticultural training to students. The project also conducts awareness programs on ‘Conservation of Biodiversity’
ED Club: Entrepreneurship Development Club is formed to inculcate entrepreneurial culture among students. The club equips students with the skills, techniques and confidence to act as torch-bearers of the enterprise.
Souhrudam Club: This club of Mercy College offers basic education, promotes soft skills, cultural orientation through folk songs, games, proverbs, stories, drawing.
IT Club: The Information Technology (IT) Club of the Mercy College provides students with opportunities to discuss various IT related topics in order to create a greater understanding of the technology.
Walk with a Scholar: Walk With a Scholar programme envisage to provide necessary orientation, guidance and motivation to the promising students and enrich and nourish their talents for higher studies and better employment.
Additional Skill Acquisition Programme(ASAP): ASAP is a part of the State Skill Development Project, which was initiated to address the concern of the growing educated-unemployment rates of the State. ASAP is a project under the General and Higher Education Departments of Kerala. ASAP trains Higher Secondary and Graduate students and offer skill courses to students in need of immediate employment.
Scholar Support Programme: The Scholar Support Programme of the Mercy College aims at imparting personalised academic support to needy students through tutorials, study materials, additional lectures, question banks and interactive sessions. It also disseminates the classes through personal and web-based modes.
National Service Scheme: The NSS units of the college organise the various programmes, which inculcate the feelings of empathy and self-extension among students. The units also promote the values of communal harmony, patriotism and national integration among students.
NCC: NCC Cadet Crop of the college organises and trains youth and provides leadership in all walks of life including the Armed and Navy forces. It also creates a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the armed forces.
Career counselling cell: The cell facilitates academic, emotional, social and cognitive development of the student and empowers them in their learning and personal development.
Entrepreneurship and Development Cell: The objective of the cell is to provide various information with reference to starting a business to budding student entrepreneurs and to create entrepreneurial culture among students. It fosters better linkages between industries and R and D activities of the college and promotes innovation through the establishment of incubation centre. The cell regularly organizes camps, seminars, workshops, industrial visits and other developmental programmes.
Alumni Association: Alumni association meets once in a year. Alumni who are working in the companies regularly inform the college about the requirements of the companies.
Grievance Redressal Mechanism: The grievance redressal cell of the Mercy College addresses any grievances raised by students related to general administration, examination/evaluation and any other problems related to day to day functioning.
Women Development Cell (WDC): WDC of the Mercy College provides and maintain a dignified congenial working environment for women employees, this includes teaching, non-teaching, and contractual workers and students where they can work, study and explore their potential to the fullest.
Yoga club: Mercy College has a Yoga club, which promotes healthy living through various activities.
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Mercy College, Palakkad offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in art, commerce and science. The college imparts these courses through the Departments of Language, History and Political Science, Physical Education, Bio-Technology and Botany. The College also imparts PhD courses in English, Physics and Botany. The aspirants of undergraduate and postgraduate courses have to apply online through Calicut University. Candidates who are seeking admission through the management and community quota have to submit the application to the Principal in the prescribed form available from the college office. The admission committee shortlists the application form and merit list is published. As per the merit list, the College sends the interview letter to the students. Students who appear and score well in the interview will be selected for the respective programmes they have applied for. The detailed application process of Mercy College is given further, which guides you in application submission.
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Mercy College, Palakkad Facilities
Mercy College, Palakkad has the facilities of the hostel for boys and girls. Other facilities include auditorium, library, sports, auditorium and cafeteria. The details of these activities are given below:
- Girls Hostel
- IT Infrastructure
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Mercy College offers accommodation for resident girl students. There are two hostels, one main hostel in the campus and a hostel annex (Jayamatha) funded by the UGC outside the campus. The main hostel has been established in 1964 with a capacity of 370 inmates and Jayamatha annex provides accommodation for 50 inmates. It provides complete security to the inmates and provides a feeling of ‘home away from home’.Hostel facilities are provided for UG and PG students and the application to these hostels may be given on the day of the admission itself. The special features of the hostel include a reading room, recreation room, prayer room and a snack bar. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are provided. Each hostel room can accommodate 3-4 inmates. All major festivals and Hostel Day are celebrated with great enthusiasm.There is separate accommodation facility for resident faculty.
College has a health center to provide quality medical services in our new modern premises and maintain continuity of care for all our registered patients. First aid, outpatient, and emergency care facilities are available. Health center staff includes a qualified doctor at part-time basis and a qualified nurse at full-time basis. The health center provides periodical checkups to the students followed by treatment if necessary. Health center renders help to poor people of the locality, especially to the women and children. Medical camps, eye camps are also organized in association with various hospitals. Free medicines are given to the needy.
If exercise is a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. Towards a well fit body, a multi-stationed fitness center has been attached to the Physical Education Department.The following facilities and equipment are available in the Centre:Pulmonary and Cardiovascular UnitTread Mill, Bicycle Ergometer, Stepper, Cross Over Machine, Leg Curl and Leg Extension MachinePulmonary and Cardiovascular UnitVibratorsBalance and Agility Training Unit Twister, Vital (standing abdomen) and Free WeightsMuscular Development UnitWrist Curl, Peck Deck Machine, High Lat Pulley, Inclined Abdomen Bench, Inclined Leg Press Heavy Machine, Inclined Bench Press These facilities are used by both the staff and students of this college.
The library has a wide variety of educational and research materials like books, journals, periodicals, textbooks, back volumes etc.Books: 61885Reference Books: 3000Textbooks: 2991Journals: 40Periodicals: 78Newspaper: 8Back Volumes: 850
Mercy College’s Sports Centre offers a wide range of facilities and activities for both students and faculties.Within the 25 acres of campus, we have almost 20 acres space for sports and games. The Sports Centre boasts a multitude of state-of-the-art facilities, from badminton courts to a 400 meter - 8 lane track.The Sports Center offers ample space for varsity competitions (hosted 4 varsity meets), PE classes, club sports practices, and open recreation users.Indoor Facilities: Shuttle badminton, Table tennis, Chess, Caroms.Outdoor Facilities: Football field, Athletics (400 meter - 8 lane track), Volleyball, Basketball, Ball Badminton, Hockey, Softball, Cricket, Handball, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi.
A well equipped IT Center with various authorized computer education programs.
The College canteen has been established in the year 1970 with a PTA initiative. The canteen serves meals, snacks, and soft drinks to both students and faculty. Simple wholesome food prepared in hygienic surroundings is provided at subsidized rates. The new separate building for canteen was constructed in 2010.
The Mercy Hall, the main auditorium, in a theater-style setting, can comfortably accommodate 2000 persons. It is suitable for conferences, symposia, meetings, seminars, concerts, presentations and performances. The Hall is divided into four levels with four exits, two on each side.The size of the stage is 12.8 x 8.84 meters. Behind the stage are four backstage dressing rooms for the performers.The Mercy Hall is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual devices providing services such as film presentations, and a cinema screen. It also functions as the indoor stadium.
The college has the transport facility for students and staff.
The college has Wi-Fi facility for the students and staff.
The college has departmental based laboratories facility for the students.
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